The drama of the 2020 election overshadowed another phenomenon that has received little press coverage. When the first session of the 117th Congress was sworn in Jan. 3, it included 16 new pro-life women, all Republicans, in the U.S. House of Representatives, nearly doubling their number. Among them are eight who flipped their districts by defeating pro-choice incumbents, all Democrats, and six elected in reliably blue states (California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, New York).
Most of the women say their position on abortion is rooted in their Christian faith. This surprising development debunks the conventional wisdom of GOP political strategists for decades, who have maintained that the success of the party depended on its ability to attract women, which would in turn require putting out a welcome mat for pro-choice voters and pols while marginalizing those who advocated for legal protections for the unborn.
“A federal court in North Dakota just blocked a requirement known as the Transgender Mandate that would force medical professionals and religious hospitals to perform gender transition procedures on their patients—including children—even when the procedures are potentially harmful.” Learn more about the court case here.
“Are we then supposed to escape the disturbed life of politics? No. Luther thought that Christians had callings as citizens. . . . Christians grounded in their one King [can] respect and tolerate each other regardless of where they come down in . . . the political world.” – Dr. Robert Benne